It can be hard to squeeze enough physical activity into your busy day. Sometimes, one of the best methods can be to incorporate exercise into other activities you enjoy. Starting a garden can give you peaceful downtime from daily stress while giving you a good aerobic workout. This is the perfect time to start a […]
When you are preparing to go on vacation, how do you think about the destination? Do you think about it casually, deciding that you’ll drive in the general direction until you reach something interesting? Probably not. Chances are you put more thought into where you are going instead of the experience of flying or driving […]
Have you ever lost weight, and then found that within a few months the extra pounds started to creep back on again? In fact, it has been found that weight loss “yo-yoing” can be dangerous for your health. If you are carrying extra weight, then you should be working to lose that weight as quickly […]
Are you trying to lose weight but find yourself constantly battling hunger pains? You may not be getting enough fiber in your diet. Fiber helps you stay full longer, which helps you to cut back on extra calories by resisting the urge to snack or overeat. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that keeps blood sugar […]
We’ve all seen the advertisements and the shelves at the supermarket promoting new types of “healthier” waters that can do everything from boosting your immunity to revitalizing your entire body. Many of these products are also advertised as having zero calories. But what’s really in these new beverages that make them so good for you? Are they really even good for you at all?
Summer is here, schools are gearing up to let out and for many people that means barbeque season is in full swing. The Optifast Weight Loss Programs are great in the warm weather. You can mix your Optifast shakes with ice in a blender to create a flavorful smoothie that is cool, refreshing and satiating. Or […]
There is an old saying that confidence is something people are born with. This just isn’t true. Self-confidence is something that has to be nurtured and cared for. It stems out of underlying appreciation for yourself, and the acknowledgement that you deserve positive things to happen in your life.
As you embark on your Optifast Diet you’ll become familiar with the powder shake mixes. These mixes are a bit different from the ready-to-drink items you might stow away in your fridge for a late morning. They come in simple flavors, including vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, and once you learn the ropes of the Optifast […]
Family dynamics will have a large influence on your eating habits throughout the course of your life. The problem is that not everyone comes from a particularly healthy family. Moms and Dads have their own struggles with eating behaviors that they too often pass down to their kids—something you may be familiar with if you are a parent now, yourself.
There are a collection of poor eating habits commonly engaged in that will often lead to weight gain. These habits are generally mindless, meaning they are frequently done without much thought. Constant snacking, serving oversized portions and downing high-calorie beverages instead of water can add several hundred extra calories to your diet every day, and if you aren’t careful these goal-thwarting behaviors can seriously undermine your weight loss progress.